by Joe White
June 28, 2010
600,000 pre-orders were taken for Apple's highly anticipated iPhone 4, an unbelievable 1.1 million units went on to be sold launch weekend. That makes a grand total of 1.7 million iPhone 4 units, and the Sunday sales figures haven't even been totaled up yet! Following recent predictions stating Apple might have managed to smash the 1.5 million barrier, a boastful statement came from the company today, announcing the actual sales figure was a staggering 1.7 million units. This is insane. Not only do these sales totally eclipse those of last year's 3GS, they completely tower above any launch the mobile world has ever seen. Here's a section from Apple's press release:
CUPERTINO, California—June 28, 2010—Apple® today announced that it has sold over 1.7 million of its iPhone® 4 through Saturday, June 26, just three days after its launch on June 24. The new iPhone 4 features FaceTime®, which makes video calling as easy as one tap, and Apple’s new Retina display, the highest resolution display ever built into a phone, resulting in stunning text, images and video. “This is the most successful product launch in Apple’s history,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Even so, we apologize to those customers who were turned away because we did not have enough supply.”As Apple says toward the very end of its press release: it "reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store". They're not shy about letting us know exactly how great the iPhone is. With sales figures like these, it's impossible to deny that Apple is undoubtedly the unstoppable king of the mobile world.